"Today, Federal design projects continue to transform visionary concepts into reality, producing buildings, landscapes, and products that meet human needs by combining performance with inspiration and utility with art." Washington ... the Boxley Valley Land-Use Plan in Harrison, Arkansas ... the Sunshine Skyway Bridge over Tampa Bay ... the O'Hare Extension Rapid Transit Line in Chicago ... and the Gardens housing complex in San Mateo, California ... are five of the 23 projects that have been honored to date with a Presidential Award for Design Excellence. They are reflections of the breadth and impact of federal design activities. Call for Entries 1992 Presidential Design Awards The federal government is the nation's single largest builder, printer, and user of designed services and products. Ensuring that the federal government gets the best design is an integral part of responsible stewardship of public resources. To recognize excellence in design accomplishments and to honor those individuals who have made outstanding contri- butions to federal design, the White House is pleased to invite entries for Round Three of the Works that have been sponsored, authorized, commissioned, produced, or supported by the government of the United States of America are eligible. All branches — civilian, military, domestic, overseas — including all federal departments, agencies, bureaus and offices are within the scope of the Presidential Design Awards. the design work was a direct result of the purpose and mission of the federal office responsible for its creation. The connection to and contribution of this federal office must be clearly defined. Works must have been complet- ed and in use between January 1 , 1981, and January 1, 1991. Applicants are advised to enter works only when sufficient time has elapsed since completion to enable the awards juries to evalu- ate the performance and user Engineering and Energy Conservation Graphic Design Historic Preservation Interior Design Landscape Architecture Industrial and Product Design Urban Design and Planning satisfaction of submitted works. For example, a building will be evaluated not only on its aesthetic merit but also on its performance. Works that have previously been awarded a Presidential Award for Design Excellence or a Federal Design Achievement Award are not eligible. Works previously submitted that did not win may be resubmitted. The Presidential Design Awards recognize federal achievements for excellence in both design products and design activities in the categories noted above. Design products include com- pleted and implemented design works in any of the categories. Entrants are encouraged to present these as comprehensively as possible to indicate to the jury the breadth of the works. For example, enter a poster series or entire exhibit system rather than an isolated poster or display. Design activities include administrative or management programs, processes, and policies that develop, foster, or sustain design excellence. These include design awards programs, research and educa- tional activities, adopted master plans, or design guidelines. Selection of Winners Award recipients will be selected in a two-stage process by juries of distinguished design experts. The first jury will recommend entries to receive Federal Design Achievement Awards for meri- torious design. These awards will be presented under the aus- pices of the National Endowment for the Arts. A second jury will recommend the winners of the Presidential Awards for Design Excellence from among the Achievement Awards recipients. The following criteria will guide the awards juries in judging the entries. These criteria should be carefully considered when select- ing appropriate works and pre- paring entry forms. Purpose The undertaking must make a contribution that improves the federal government's ability to .eade rship The ur dertaki ■>g >hould establish exemplary de< ign practices, standc rds, or gui delines that can se rve as n not els for federal design adiviti ss. Cost The ur dertaki ng ife- should be cost- cycle basis and ite careful efficie shoulc demor strx design and pi anr ing without sacrifi< ing per [or nance or quality Aesthetics The ur strate dertaki ng must demon- nsibility ond be sestheti c se appropriate ir irr age, form, and context. Performance The ur dertaki ng must demon- strate 3 high 1 eve of technical and fu nctiona P< oficiency in all aspec Who May Enter Current Federal Employees Federal employees with profes- sional responsibility for design works are eligible to enter. Former Federal Employees Former federal employees may enter design works for which they had professional responsibility, and which were completed during the time span stated in the eligi- bility section. Entry forms must contain signed certification by the federal office that sponsored the work. Non-Federal Entrants Federal contractors, state and local governments, and non-profit organizations that have completed design works for the federal gov- ernment may enter. Entry forms must contain signed certification by the federal office that spon- sored the work. Entries must be received by 5:00 pm E.S.T., June 24, 1991. Applications/Information For an entry form or further information about the Presiden- tial Design Awards, call Thomas Grooms at (202) 682-5437. Announcement of Winners Winners will be announced and awards presented in the Spring of 1 992. All award winners will The President Design Awards are administered by the Design Arts Program of the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.